BIO

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Department of Sociology. My research draws from the literatures on urban sociology, stratification, and criminology,  and it focuses on understanding how the spatial organization of the American stratification system creates and reproduces inequalities. 

My current research agenda investigates (1) how the neighborhood context, particularly the experience of community violence, determine the life chances of children; (2) how social capital and social organization emerge and evolve in spatial contexts; and (3) how place and geography structure educational and economic opportunity in America and elsewhere. 

My work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Sociological ReviewChild DevelopmentDemographyHousing Policy Debate, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2019 and with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014.

You can download my CV here and see my profile in the faculty directory here.